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Cherbourg 1944: The First Allied Victory in Normandy #278 Osprey Campaign

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000425

ISBN: 1472806638

Condition: New


Steven Zaloga offers up a rigorous and absorbing study of the first major Allied operation in Normandy after the D-Day landings - the capture of Cherbourg. Blending expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and illustrative maps, this book tells the story of the bitter struggle to capture this vital point. Cherbourg was recognized by both the German and Allied High commands as crucial to the Allied foothold in Normandy - it was the nearest major port and was desperately needed by the Allies for major logistical operations to support their forces on long stretches of open beach. Hitler, o... View more info

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T-26 Light Tank: Backbone of the Red Army #218 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000432

ISBN: 1472806255

Condition: New


The T-26 was the first major Soviet armour program of the 1930s, beginning as a license-built version of the British Vickers 6-ton export tank. Although the T-26 retained the basic Vickers hull and suspension, the Red Army began to make extensive changes to the turret and armament, starting with the addition of a 45mm tank gun in 1933. The T-26 was built in larger numbers than any other tank prior to World War II. Indeed, more T-26 tanks were manufactured than the combined tank production of Germany, France, Britain, and the United States in 1931-40. This book surveys the development of the T-... View more info

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Panzer IV vs Sherman : France 1944 #70 Oprey Duel

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472807601

ISBN: 147280760X

Condition: New


As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting. This study concentrates on the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of this decisive phase of World War II. The two types were among the most-produced tanks in US and German service and were old enemies, having clashed repeatedly in the Mediterranean theater. Throughout their long service careers, both had seen a succ... View more info

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T-64 Battle Tank: The Cold War's Most Secret Tank #223 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002906

ISBN: 147280628X

Condition: New


The T-64 tank was the most revolutionary design of the whole Cold War, designed to provide the firepower and armour protection of a heavy tank in a medium-weight design. It pioneered a host of new technologies including laminate armour, stereoscopic tank rangefinders, opposed-piston engines, smooth-bore tank guns with discarding sabot ammunition, and gun-fired guided projectiles. These impressive features meant that the Russians were loath to part with the secrets of the design, and the T-64 was the only Soviet tank type of the Cold War that was never exported. Written by an armour expert, thi... View more info

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Gustaf Mannerheim #32 Osprey Command

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003354

ISBN: 1472814428

Condition: New


Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is a legendary figure, whose life and career were deeply influential in Finnish and European history. He is viewed by many as the father of modern Finland after leading the 'White' faction to victory and independence in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He then commanded his country's forces in a sequence of bitter clashes in the ice and snow, in the build-up to, and during, World War II: the Winter War in 1939-40, the Continuation War in 1941-44 and the Lapland War in 1944-45. This study provides a fascinating insight into Mannerheim's career, analysing his traits, hi... View more info

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The Atlantic Wall (3) The Sudwall #109 Osprey Fortress

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003394

ISBN: 1472811461

Condition: New


This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the 'Sudwall' (South Wall) sprang up quickly along the French Mediterranean coast and the neighbouring Italian coast around Genoa. The new defenses were bolstered by existing French fortifications of key port towns such as Marseilles and Toulon - many of them bristling with heavy artillery. W... View more info